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  • A Separation

    A Separation

    ★★★★½

    Where do I even start with a film like this? This is my entry into Iranian cinema, and I was not expecting it to hit the way it did at all. The first time I heard of Asghar Farhadi was last night, so I randomly decided to watch this film to see what the hype was about.

    A Separation clearly comes from a very personal and emotional part of Farhadi's life. Some of the events relating to family simply cannot…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★½

    There's no denying that Roman Polanski is, to put it shortly—a piece of shit. This fact does not however coincide with his talent as a filmmaker as Rosemary's Baby is easily one of the better horror films I've seen.

    From seeing The Shining yesterday, Rosemary's Baby also, coincidentally, shares a slow-yet-steady moving and unnervingly haunting structure that leaves you disturbed to your core. I was so attached to Mia Farrow's character, she convincingly portrays the horror of the events she…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★½

    Is there anything Kubrick CAN'T direct? Sci-Fi, historical, horror, comedy, erotica—I mean talk about range. The Shining is notably his most popular just after 2001: A Space Odyssey, and while it may (barely) not quite be on par with 2001 or even Barry Lyndon for that matter, it is definitely just as influential to modern cinema if not more. Over the course of the film, I've noticed things that were used in various contemporary films; some horror, some not.

    The…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    Fucking brilliant. I knew this was likely going to be a step up from The Witch—did NOT expect Eggers to do a 10 yard front flip. The world he builds surrounding the characters is just flawless; I could feel the sharp winds, smell the violent ocean. Eggers has the viewer in his palm, squeezing harder and harder by the second until you lose sense of what's going on around you.

    Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson were probably the BEST options…